Weighing In

Two years ago my New Year’s Resolution was to stop weighing myself.  It was probably the one resolution I’ve EVER kept, and you know why?  Because I hate weighing myself. I hate letting a number like that affect the way I feel.

Before I decided this, every Monday I would wake up and hop on the Wii Fit Board, hoping to see positive results. More times that not, I didn’t.  I was so bummed–I was working out, eating (mostly) well, and feeling good…how come my results were not reflecting that?  It took a while, but that’s ultimately why I decided to stop beating myself up.

To me, what matters most is how I feel.  If I can hike that mountain, if I can run that extra mile, do that workout without stopping, if I can put on clothes and feel comfortable in them, then why should I need to jump on that scale?

The reason I’m bringing this up is because I recently got sick with pneumonia.  For over the last two weeks I’ve been coughing almost constantly (until recently- yay for antibiotics).  Due to this and pulling a muscle in my ribcage which now hurts every time I inhale, it’s been pretty much impossible to do any workouts. This rib issue will take weeks to heal, which is a whole different upsetting situation.  Basically, I’m a grumpy monster.

I’ve been to the doctor twice in the past couple weeks, and each time they had to get a height and weight and I didn’t want to look…but I did.

116 (with clothes on).

Seriously not bad considering before moving to Boulder & starting Beachbody I couldn’t get below 123.  Actually, this is the best shape I’ve ever been in, and I haven’t seen 116 since my sophomore year of high school. I have NO reason to be upset or even really worried about this number.  I’ve been working so hard to stay fit and healthy…..well, sometimes the “healthy” part is out of my hands.  It’s just frustrating knowing that I’m still eating the same amount of food, but not doing (hardly) any physical exercise. I don’t want to lose muscle or gain that weight back.  I’ve lost a little focus on how I feel- and maybe that’s because I’ve been feeling awful- and focusing on the number.  Gross, huh?

And this, my friends, is why I do not weigh myself.

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Food Obsessions.

About a month ago I started working for an organic sunscreen company.  It’s been very eye opening and I’ve learned a LOT about chemicals that we put into our bodies by using certain make ups, sunscreens, lotions, etc.  It’s only been a few weeks, but I feel like in learning these things, I’ve started to become a little more conscious about what I’m putting into my body, as well as being a little more anal about putting on and reapplying my sunscreen.  You’d think after 28 years I’d have gotten that down by now.

For all of you who know me, I could never give up my Ben & Jerry’s or Swedish Fish, BUT I have been much better with my meals and snacking.  I’ve been prepping my meals every week- this week is grilled turkey burgers and steamed asparagus! So easy to prep- it really only took about 15 minutes total.

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I can’t even tell you how much time this saves me in the morning- but it has to be at least 30 minutes because I can get in a Fix workout!  Now I’ve also thrown in juicing and a dog in the mix- I don’t have time to waste even 1 minute!

As far as my snacks go, I pack a little tupperware container of almonds, craisins, and dark chocolate covered pomegranates. Everyone picks on me for my tiny tupperware, but I know I could eat 6 times more than what fits in that container, and some days I have no self control.

I have also recently become addicted to Noosa. It’s a Colorado Australian style yoghurt that comes in a bunch of different flavors and I haven’t tried one I don’t like! It’s so creamy and the fruit is so tasty- easily my favorite yogurt ever. Ever.  Most of their ingredients come from local farmers which is so cool.  Also, for all of you in NH, I checked and they DO sell it in Keene at Target, the Monadnock Food Co-op and the Brattleboro Food Co-op! Go buy some and check them out at http://www.noosayoghurt.com/.  If I lived closer to Fort Collins I would work there in a heartbeat!  I have no desire to work in Sales but I would for them, because that’s how much I love their product.

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This doesn’t include the two I have in the fridge at work- I can’t get enough!

 These snacks on top of juicing, a Shakeology, my tea, and occasional coffee are what fuel me through the day.   Despite all of this, I’ve still managed to get sick.  Germs are super powerful around this time of year- I feel like everyone around me is sick.  It’s been killing me not to work out (I mean, I have been, but just 10 minutes here and there- nothing too intense), but hopefully I’ll start feeling more like myself soon!